More popularly known as st. Clarus, the hermit. Also called St. Clair.
Bl. Guillaume Repin
Guillaume Repin was born on the 26th of August in the year 1709. He was
Bl. Odilia Baumgarten
There is little known about Blessed Odilia Baumgarten. What little is
Saint Adelard, sometimes called Saint Adalard of Corbie, was born in
There is not enough information available to tell us in detail who Saint
St. Basil the Great
Saint Basil The Great, also called Basil of Caesarea, is the patron
St. Gregory Nazianzus
Saint Gregory of Nazianzus is also called Gregory Nazianzen or Gregory the Theologian in some parts of history.
St. Seraphim of Sarov
Described as one of the most renowned Russian saints and most significant of the 19th century, St. Seraphim of Sarov is being revered for many good reasons.
Saint Genevieve is one of the most respected and influential women in
St. Angela of Foligno
St. Angela of Foligno was born in the Holy Roman Empire town of Foligno
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton was born in New York on August 28th, 1774.
St. Apollinaris Syncletica
Saint Apollinaris Syncletica lived so long ago that it is impossible to
St. John Neumann
John Neumann was born on the 28th of March, 1811, in Prachatice,
Saint Rogers early life and childhood is an unknown subject, with the
St. Andre Bessette
Andre Bessette was born on the 9th of August, 1845 near Montreal to a
St. Raymond of Pennafort
Raymond of Pennafort was born around the mid-1170s in a small town called Vilafranca del Penedes to a noble bloodline of the Aragon royalties. He trained in Canon and Civil Law from the University of Bologna. He went on to become a teacher of canon law at age twenty in 1195 up until 1210, when he moved to Bologna, staying there for twelve years.
Thorfinn was birthed in the city of Trondelag around the 1200s. It is
St. William of Bourges
St. William, also known as Guillaume de Donjeon, was born around 1140 in Nevers, France.
St. Theodosius the Cenobiarch
Theodosius was born in 423 in Mogarissos, Cappadocia which is now known as Turkey within Saint Basils province. At a young age, he decided to follow in the footsteps of Abraham by dropping everything, including his friends, relatives, and even parents, to dedicate his life to God. He left for Jerusalem around 451, which was the same period the Holy Fourth Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon assembled.
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys might have been born of French descent but she
St. Hilary of Poitiers
Saint Hilary of Poitiers is one of the most venerated saints in the Catholic Church today.
St. Felix of Nola
Saint Felix of Nola was born in the early 3rd century to Hermias in
St. Paul the Hermit
Saint Paul the Hermit also called Paul of Thebes was born around the
Saint Fursey, also called Fursa, Fursy, Forseus, and Furseus, was born
St. Anthony the Abbot
St. Anthony the Abbot lived during the 3rd century. He was born to noble and wealthy parents in Egypt about the year 250. When he was about twenty years old, his parents died. Anthony began to practice an ascetic life at this age. Moved by the Gospel message, Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor Mark 1021b, he gave away all their money and possessions he and his sister had inherited.
Saint Volusian of Tours, Also called Volusianus, might be considered a
St. Canute IV
St Canute was born in 1042 as one of the many sons of Sweyn II
Saint Fillan was born of Royal descent. Fillan, Also called Foelan in
The story is about a rare occasion in history where an emperor achieved
The history of Saint Fabian before his papacy can not be told in detail.
St. Vincent Pallotti
Saint Vincent Pallotti was born in the Papal States, Rome on the 21st of
Saint Ildephonsus, also characterized as Ildefonsus or Ildephonse in
St. Francis de Sales
Saint Francois Bonaventura De Sales, Also stylized as Francis
St. Peter Thomas
Saint Peter Thomas is a highly respected saint in the Roman Catholic
St. Thomas Aquinas
The human intellect is both a gift and a privilege from God. When it is shared with others, it becomes a flaming torch which leads others to the path of truth and enlightenment. Human intelligence at the service of God is itself a way to holiness. This is the story of the great and brilliant St. Thomas Aquinas.
There is not much detail concerning the life of Saint Aldegundis. She
St. John Bosco
God does not send a kind of generic holiness. Holiness is not a
St. Brigid of Ireland
Saint Brigid of Ireland, also known as Brigid of Kildare, was a
St. Joan de Lestonnac
Despite the political and religious climate into which she was born,
St. Blaise is perhaps one of the most famous medieval martyrs in Catholicism. What we know about him comes from stories and traditions which came down to the present. In accordance with various traditions, Blaise was born towards the end of the 2nd century. He was believed to be born to wealthy and noble parents and most probably a native of Sebastia, Cappadocia in Asia Minor.
St. Joan of Valois
Saint Joan of Valois, daughter to the king of France, was born on April
St. Paul Miki
The Church has been gifted with men and women who courageously faced death because of faith. Their witnessing even unto death has gained them an eternal crown from the Lord. Their example of faith and courage gives us reasons to hold on to Gods promise of glory after suffering for His Name.
St. Jerome Emiliani
Jerome Emiliani was born in 1486 in Venice, Italy. He belonged to a wealthy and noble family. He became an outstanding soldier and was put in command of a fortress high in the mountains. While he was defending the post given to his authority, some troops of Maximilian I invaded Jeromes jurisdiction. Eventually, he was taken prisoner and was thrown into a dungeon.
Apollonia was born in the 2nd century in Alexandria. Her father was a
Paschal Baylon was born at Torrehermosa in the Kingdom of Aragon in
St. Catherine de Ricci
St Catherine of Ricci was an Italian Dominican Tertiary Sister who was
St. Margaret of Cortona
Born in 1247 A.D., Saint Margaret was born in Laviano, Italy. She was
It must have been a great privilege to be taught by the Apostles and to hear their personal encounter with Jesus from their own testimonies. What an honor to be with those men who had seen the Lord with their own eyes and who had heard His teachings That was what our beloved Polycarp experienced as a humble disciple of St. John the Evangelist.
St. Isabel of France
St Isabel was born in March 1224, and she died aged 45 on 23 February
St. Leander of Seville
St. Leander of Seville was born around the year 534 in Cartagena, Spain. He was the son of Severianus and Theodora, who belonged to a noble family of Hispano-Roman descent in Carthago, Nova. His family was known for their piety and devotion to the faith.
St. Katharine Drexel
According to recorded history, St. Katharine Drexel is the second
Casimir Jagiellon of Poland was born to the royal family of Poland in
Saint Colette was born in a village called Corbie, a part of the region
Sts. Perpetua and Felicity
There are no existing records about the birth and early life of these holy and courageous women. However, tradition and some writings, especially the diary of no less than Perpetua herself, depict the exemplary lives of these two martyrs. Perpetua was a young, beautiful, well-educated noblewoman of Carthage in North Africa. She was the mother of an infant son and chronicler of the persecution of the Christians by Emperor Septimus Severus. Perpetuas mother was a Christian and her father a pagan.
St. John of God
St John of God was initially a Portuguese soldier who later became a
St. Frances of Rome
St Frances of Rome was an Italian saint who was born in 1384 in Rome to
Saint Fina was known for her act of perseverance. Even while faced with
Bl. Agnello of Pisa
Blessed Agnello of Pisa, Also called Blessed Agnellus, was an Italian
Saint Matilda of Ringelheim was born into royalty and married into
St. Louise de Marillac
Saint Louise was a French girl born on the 12th of August, 1591, around
St. Cyril of Jerusalem
Not much is known about Saint Cyrils early life. What proper
Saint Joseph is one of the most popular revered saints in Christianity.
Bl. John of Parma
Blessed John of Parma was born circa 1209 in Parma, Italy. It was
St. Lea was born in Rome, Italy. All that is known of the female saint
St. Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo
The Spanish saint, Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo, also known as Turibius
Writing a biography about a saint requires thorough research, reading and cross-referencing with other sources. What if there are no existing sources for us to know a saints life That sure is a very difficult task This is the case of St. Dismas.
St. Margaret Clitherow
Margaret Clitherow was born in York, Yorkshire, England, in 1556. She
St Rupert is believed to have been born around the year 660 in the Gaul
St Benjamin was born AD 329 in Iran and he died by execution in AD424 in
St. Francis of Paola
St Francis of Paola was an Italian friar born on 27 March 1416 and he
St. Richard of Wyche
Richard of Wyche, also known as Richard of Chichester or Richard de
St. Isidore of Seville
St. Isidore of Seville was born in Cartagena in Spain around the year 560. His brother, Leander, the Archbishop of Seville, was an important influence to him. Isidore developed a commitment to study, prayer and intense work for the good of the Church. In turn, Isidore joined his brothers mission to convert the generally heretical Visigoths who had invaded Spain.
St. John Baptist de la Salle
The French Priest was born to an upper-class family on the 30th of
St. Julie Billiart
An unusual defiant of the French Revolution, Julie Billiart, not just by
St. Michael de Sanctis
Saint Michael de Sanctis, also known as Michael of the Saints to many,
There are various accounts about Saint Lydwine. These various accounts
Saint Bernadette Soubirous, also known as Saint Bernadette of Lourdes,
St. Apollonius the Apologist
There are various sources that document Saint Apollonius life. These
Saint Alphege was born in Weston, Summerset in England. He was born
St Marian, known as Mary the virgin mother of Jesus was born on
One of the objects of a vast amount of imagination is St. George. The life of this saint is surrounded with various stories and legends. The Catholic Church adheres to this saints memory and the inspiration and lessons he brings.
Zita was born in the year 1218 in Monsagrati, a village in Tuscany. This
St. Catherine of Siena
St. Catherine of Siena, born Caterina Benincasa, was born in Siena, Italy on March 25, 1347 to a very large family. At a very young age, Catherine experienced her first vision of Christ. Just a year later, at the age of 7, she is said to have consecrated her virginity to Christ and experienced mystical visions. When she was 12, she told her parents that she did not wish to be married. She wanted to devote her life to God.
St. James the Lesser
Besides James, son of Zebedee and brother of John, there is another James who appears in the Gospels. This James is also included in the lists of the Twelve Apostles personally chosen by Jesus Himself. This James is always specified as the son of Alphaeus Matthew 10 3 Mark 3 18 Luke 5 Acts 1 13. Oftentimes, he has been identified with another James who is called the Younger, the son of a particular Mary see Mark 1540, the same Mary the wife of Clopas, who according to the Gospel of John, stood at the foot of Jesus cross with the Blessed Mother see John 1925.
St. Hilary of Arles
Saints are not without sin and could also get ahead of themselves while
St. Dominic Savio
Dominic Savio was born on April 2, 1842 in the village of Riva in
St. Ignatius of Laconi
St Ignatius was born Vincenzo Peis on the 10th of December 1701 and he
St. John the Silent
John was born in 454 in Nicopolis, Armenia. He came from a noble family
Matthias, whose name means gift of God, was born in the 1st Century in
St. Dymphna was born around the seventh century in Ireland to the
St. Simon Stock
St Simon Stock was an Englishman who lived in the 13th century and he
St. Celestine V
St. Celestine, a hermit, was one of the popes of the Catholic church.
St. Bernardine of Siena
If a saint doesnt shy away from controversy and unpopular topics, it is
Formally named Margherita Lotti, she was born in Roccaporena, Italy in
St. David I of Scotland
The youngest son of Malcolm III, David I was born in 1084 and he died in
St. Philip Neri
From the Business of the World to the Business of God
St. Augustine of Canterbury
St Augustine of Canterbury was born in the early 6th century and it is
St. Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc is not your regular saint. A Fearless, charismatic, energetic, and passionate young woman. Also called the maid of Orleans or Lorraine, this French heroine was a force to reckon with.
St. Justin Martyr
Justin, who later would be referred as Justin Martyr, was born around the year 100 to Greek-speaking parents in the Palestinian province of Samaria ancient Shechem. His father was an adherent of the Greek pagan religion. Justin was raised to that religion. He was also given an excellent education in history and literature.
Sts. Marcellinus and Peter
Every June 12, the catholic church celebrates two distinctive
St. Charles Lwanga and Companions
It started in 1879 when the Society of Missionaries of Africa, known as
St. Boniface of Mainz
Winfrid, the future Saint Boniface, was born in the year 672 in England.
Not many saints started early with a life of devotion to God. If
St. Willibald was a bishop in Bavaria in the 8th century. He was born
St. William of York
The headlines will read A disputed election as the Bishop of York and
St Ephrem was born in 306 and he died on 9 June 373. He is also known as
Saint Timothy, who is also called Saint Timothy of Ephesus, was born
History pays great tribute to the people who had offered outstanding contributions to humanity. However, it is very often that the supporting persons, those behind the scenes, who enabled their greatness are given recognition. But the Church recognizes and values the importance of these hidden people who had played important roles for the proclamation of the Gospel.
St. Anthony of Padua
Anthony was born in Lisbon, Portugal about 1195 to a noble family. He was baptized and given the name Fernando. He joined the Canons who adhered to the Rule of St. Augustine, first at the monastery of St. Vincent in his hometown and later at the Holy Cross in Coimbra.
St. John Francis Regis
John Francis Regis was born on 31 January 1597 in France. He is also
St. Emily de Vialar
Born on 12 September 1797, Saint Emily de Vialar is the patron saint of
St. Vincent Ferrer
Vincent Ferrer was born on January 23, 1350 in Valencia, Spain to William Ferrer and Constantia Miguel. He was educated at Valencia and completed his study of philosophy at the age of fourteen. Not much is known about his early life. However, his later years are worth noting.
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
St. Aloysius Gonzaga, born Luigi Gonzaga, was born in 1568 in Castiglione, Italy. He was the eldest son of the Marquis of Castiglione and heir to the family title. Simply put, Aloysius was from a noble family. As soon as he was born, Aloysius parents began to plan for the boys future. His mother wanted him to be a priest. His father, however, was determined that his son would become a political figure or a military leader.
St. Thomas More
Thomas More on February 6, 1478 in London. More was educated at St. Anthonys in Threadneedle Street, one of Londons prestigious schools. He also studied at the household of John Morton, archbishop of Canterbury and chancellor of England. John More, his father, was a prosperous barrister, afterwards made a Knight and Judge of the Kings Bench.
St. Joseph Cafasso
Born 15 January 1811, Joseph Cafasso is the patron saint of Italian
St. John the Baptist
During the ancient times, when a king was about to visit a town subjected to his rule, the townspeople prepared for the kings coming. This was done in order to offer the king a warm welcome to their place. This was precisely the job that St. John the Baptist had done.
St. William of Montevergine
William of Montevergine was born in 1085 A.D. in Italy. He is also known
Born into a noble family in France, St. Anthelm was born in 1107, and he
St.David, one of the most celebrated British saints was born in 520AD.
St. Cyril of Alexandria
Cyril was most probably born in Alexandria, the great city of ancient Egypt, between 370 and 380. Based on his writings, it appears that he received a solid literary and theological education. Together with his uncle, Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria, he played a crucial role in an early dispute in the 5th century between the Egyptian and Greek Churches. He was a monk before he was named a bishop.
Little is known about the early life of St. Irenaeus. Facts about him are not extremely clear or plentiful. He was born in Asia, most probably in the city of Smyrna, modern-day Izmir in Turkey. He was born around 135-140. In his younger years, Irenaeus attended the school of the bishop of Smyrna, St. Polycarp, a disciple in his turn of the Apostle and Evangelist John.
First Martyrs of the See of Rome
The Christian faith has been widespread for 2,000 years now. From the mission of the Apostles, it has grown into a worldwide community, one in faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. However, Christianity did not tread a smooth path leading to the present time. It has gone through difficulties and challenges.
St. Junipero Serra
Junipero Serra was born Miguel Joseph Serra I Ferrer on November 14,
St. Elizabeth of Portugal
Born into a life that offers possibly anything anybody could have ever
St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria
Anthony Mary was born in Cremona towards the end of the year 1502 of the noble family of Zaccaria. The Zaccaria clan had served the city in times past with no less than eighteen governors. His father, Lazzaro, died shortly after Anthonys birth. His mother, Antonietta, refused numerous suitors in order that she might devote herself entirely to the education and upbringing of her son and to works of charity.
St. Maria Goretti
Maria Goretti was born on October 16, 1890 in Corinaldo, Ancona Province in Italy. She was the third of seven children in a poor family of farmworkers. Her father moved them to Ferrier di Conca, near Anzio. When Maria was nine years old, her father died of malaria. Their family was left even more destitute and poor. Their family moved in with another family just to survive.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
St. Kateri Tekakwitha was born around the year 1656 in todays New York state. Her father was a Mohawk warrior while her mother was a Christian from the Algonquin tribe. Her mother gave Kateri a sense of the living God.
St. Benedict of Nursia
The principal sources about the life of St. Benedict of Nursia are based on the writings of Pope Gregory the Great. Benedict was born around the year 480 in Nursia modern-day Norcia in Italy. He came from a well-to-do family. He was sent to Rome to study. However, Benedict did not stay for a long time in the Eternal City. Pope Gregory mentioned that the reason was Benedict was put off by the depraved lifestyle of many of his fellow students and so he did not want to make the same mistakes. What he only wanted was to please God.
St Bonaventure was a priest of the catholic church. He lived a life
St. Frederick born c. 780 AD, died 838 AD was a bishop of Utrecht who
St. Mary Magdalene
The Sacred Scriptures have mentioned plenty of women who played important roles in the whole history of salvation. Of course, the Blessed Virgin Mary is exalted among all women for being chosen as the Mother of Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of humanity. Another one of the most prominent women mentioned in the New Testament was Mary Magdalene.
St. James the Greater
Nothing is known about the early life of St. James the Greater. However, it was already established that he was one of the Apostles of Jesus Christ. He was thought to be the cousin of Jesus Himself, as the son of the Blessed Virgin Marys sister and the brother of Jude Thaddeus. He was a fisherman with his brother John, Zebedee their father, and their partner, Simon. John and James were followers of John the Baptist. Later on, they became disciples of Jesus.
Sts. Joachim and Anne
The names of the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary are not found anywhere in the Bible. What we now know about the grandparents of Jesus came down through tradition and the stories people told about them. Interestingly, majority of what we know about them came from the 2nd century manuscript Protoevangelium of James and the 3rd century Evangelium de nativitate Mariae or the Gospel of the Nativity of Mary. Both documents mentioned the names Joachim and Anne as the parents of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Flavius Valerius Constantinus, known as St. Constantine the Great or St. Constantine I, was born probably around the later 280s. He was the son of Flavius Valerius Constantius, who was an army officer, and Helena. Constantine belonged to the military governing class of the later 3rd century. His father was raised to the rank of Caesar, or deputy emperor, in 293 and was sent to serve under Augustus Maximian in the West.
Once in 275 Izmit, Nicodemia, near black sea, now modern Turkey, bore a
St. Peter Chrysologus
There are only a few known details about the life of St. Peter Chrysologus. He was born around the late fourth or early fifth century in the Italian town of Imola. Sources differ as to whether this occurred around 380 or as late as 406. He was known for testifying courageously to the full humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ during a period of confusion on the doctrines of the Catholic Church.
St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori
Alfonso Maria de Liguori, Alphonsus Liguori in English, was born in 1696 in Naples, Italy. He belonged to a wealthy noble family. His father was a captain in the Royal Navy, while his mother was a very devout woman. His parents provided him with an exceptional education. He studied literature, philosophy and the arts.
St. John Vianney
Most of the superhero movies we watch portray the main character as someone who is powerful and invincible. Unfortunately, these stories happen only on theaters and big screens. But our saint for today is a real life hero who conquered numerous people not because of an extraordinary power, but because of his life. Let us take a look at the life of the beloved Cur of Ars.
One of the greatest catholic reformers of the 16th century. This saint
St. Clare of Assisi
Clare, who was given the name Chiara Offreduccio, was born in Assisi in
St. Stephen the Great
Commonly known as Stephen the great, Stephen III of Moldavia was born
Born outside the noble classes at the time, Saint Helena was born around
St. John Eudes
St. John Eudes was born to a peasant family in 1601 in Normandy, France. He was instructed by the Jesuits at Caen. Since he was a child, he already tried to live in imitation of the Lord Jesus Christ. When he was fourteen years old, he took a vow of chastity.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Bernard was born in the year 1090 on the outskirts of Dijon in Burgundy
Most probably, St. Athanasius was born in Alexandria in Egypt about the year 300. He was given a good education during his youth. He received philosophical and theological training at Alexandria. He became a deacon and secretary to Alexander, the Bishop of Alexandria. As a close collaborator of his bishop, Athanasius took part with him in the Council of Nicaea, the first Ecumenical Council convened by Emperor Constantine in the year 325, which was aimed at ensuring unity in the Church.
When we talk about the lives of the Twelve Apostles, we are always confronted with the fact that we know almost nothing about them. This is because no detailed records about their early life were written, by themselves or by others who knew them personally. Yet these hidden men are also the foundation stones of Christs Church which encompasses the whole earth. This is our concern with our dear St. Bartholomew.
St. Louis King of France
Born on the 25th of April 1214 and died on the 25th of August 1270
Son, nothing in this world now affords me delight.
St. Augustine of Hippo
Aurelius Augustinus, or Augustine, was born in 354 in Tagaste, Numidia
St. Raymond Nonnatus
Raymond Nonnatus was born in 1204 in the village of Portell in the
St. Ingrid of Sweden
Ingrid was born in Sweden to noble parents in the 13th century. Her
Also known as the little saint, St Rosalia was born in 1130 and she died
St. Teresa of Calcutta
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje to Nikola
St. Cloud known as St Clodoald was born in 522 A.D. He was the son of
St. Peter Claver
Peter Claver was a Spanish Jesuit priest who was born in the 26th of
Saint Severian was a Senator of Sebaste during the reign of Emperor
St. John Chrysostom
St. John Chrysostom was born in Antioch around the year 347. His father died when he was still young and his mother guided his education. John was an excellent student of his time. He studied classical Greek education and rhetoric. When he was 18 years old, upon meeting the holy Bishop Meletus, he experienced a religious conversion and started to study the Scriptures.
St Cornelius was a Pope in the early Christian Church from March 251 and
St. Robert Bellarmine
St. Robert Bellarmine was born on October 4, 1542 in Montepulciano near Siena, Italy. He was the nephew, on his mothers side, of Pope Marcellus II. He had an excellent academic formation in the humanities prior to his entry to the Society of Jesus on September 20, 1560. At the Roman College in Padua and at Louvain, both his philosophical and theological studies focused on St. Thomas Aquinas and the Fathers of the Church. These were very important and crucial to his theological inclination.
St. Joseph of Cupertino
Joseph was born on June 17, 1603 at Cupertino, in the diocese of Nardo,
Just like the case of his fellow Apostles, it is almost impossible to make a complete biography of Matthew because the details of his life are scarce and fragmentary. But the Gospels as well as other non-canonical sources tell us some information about him. Matthews name always appears in the lists of the Twelve chosen by Jesus, in Matthew 103, Mark 318, Luke 615 and Acts 113. These verses verify that he indeed was one of the Twelve chosen Apostles.
St. Vincent de Paul
Vincent de Paul was born on April 24, 1581 to a poor peasant family in the village of Pouy in France. He was taught under the Franciscans. He was doing so well that he was hired as tutor to the children of a nearby wealthy family. He saved all his earnings to continue his formal studies at the University of Toulouse where he studied theology.
St. Lorenzo Ruiz
Lorenzo Ruiz was born in the 1600s in Binondo, Manila in the Philippines
Before he became known as St. Jerome, he was named Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus. It was said that Jerome was born around 342 in Stridon, a part of Dalmatia. He was born to a rich but pagan family.
St. Francis of Assisi
If you had everything in this world, what would you become If you have
St. Faustina Kowalska
Sister Faustina Kowalska was born on August 25, 1905 in the small Polish town of Glogowiec. She belonged to a poor yet religious family of peasants. She was the third of ten children. She was baptized with the name Helena in the parish church of Swinice Warckie.
St Bruno is also known as St Bruno of Cologne was born in 1030 and died
Saint Artaldus was born around 1101 A.D. It is not known for sure when
Saint Daniel was born 409 AD in Maratha, a village of Mesopotamia of the
St. Francis Borgia
St. Francis Borgia was the 4th duke of Gandia, a Spanish nobleman
Bl. Carlo Acutis
One of the greatest achievements of humanity is the discovery and continuous development of technology. Cyberspace has become an avenue to reach millions of people in just one click. The document Inter Mirifica of the Second Vatican Council expressed its hope that the Gospel message be proclaimed using technological advancements and breakthroughs. In this context, young people who are the most technologically-engaged are admonished to spread the Good News on various platforms. This is the story of Blessed Carlo Acutis.
St. Edward the Confessor
St Edward the confessor was one of the last Anglo-Saxon Kings of
St. Teresa of Avila
Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada was born in Avila, Spain on March 28, 1515. In her autobiography, she mentions some details of her childhood. Her parents were pious Catholics and to some degree inspired Teresa to take up a life of prayer. She had three sisters and nine brothers.
St. Ignatius of Antioch
We could only imagine how the Gospel of Christ had greatly affected the Christians of the first and second centuries. It was like an inextinguishable fire that consumes the heart of every believer. However, the Christian faith had faced tribulations, persecutions, mistreatments and discrimination, and worst of all, the death of men, women, children and the aged simply because they believed in Christ.
There are no extant writings about the early life of St. Luke. However, the Church historian Eusebius tells us that Luke was born in Antioch and was a Gentile. We know nothing of the circumstances of the conversion of Luke.
Nothing was recorded about the early life of St. Martha. Thankfully, we could see a glimpse of her life through the Gospels. What is clear about Martha is that she was from Bethany, a small village about two miles from Jerusalem. She had two siblings, Mary and Lazarus. It was evident that Jesus was a close friend to them.
St. John of Capistrano
Saint John of Capistrano was born on the 24th of June, 1386. He was born
St. Anthony Mary Claret
Saint Anthony Mary Claret was born on the 23rd of December 1807 in
Saint Abraham was popularly known in the Bible as Gods best friend.
St. Jude Thaddaeus
Saint Jude Thaddaeus is also called Jude Lebbaeus or Jude the Apostle
St. Simon the Zealot
After spending a whole night in prayer, the Lord Jesus Christ chose twelve men who were called Apostles. He chose rather unlikely candidates Jesus could have chosen the best and the wisest who would be His Apostles and to proclaim the Kingdom of God to all peoples. Most of us knew the more popular Apostles like Peter, John, Matthew, Thomas and even Judas Iscariot. If there are more known Apostles, then there are also least known Apostles. Two of these are Sts. Simon and Jude.
Like many Saints that existed during the time of the early Church, Saint
St. Alphonsus Rodriguez
Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez was born in Segovia, Spain on the 25th of
Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg was born around 934 A.D. He was said to
St. Martin de Porres
Martin de Porres was born on December 9, 1579 in Lima, Peru. His father was Don Juan de Porres, a Spanish nobleman and adventurer, and Ana Velasquez, a freed daughter of slaves from Panama. He was a mulatto, a person of mixed white and black ancestry. They were abandoned by his father when Martin and his sister Juana were very young. Their mother supported them by taking laundry.
St. Charles Borromeo
St. Charles Borromeo was born on October 2, 1538 at the Arona castle on Lake Maggiore near Milan, Italy. His father was the Count of Arona and his mother a member of the Medici House. He was the third of six children born to the couple.
Are saints born or made Take your time before you answer the question.
Saint Leonard is also known as Leonard of Noblac. Some refer to him as
Saint Castorius is also sometimes called Castorius.
St. Leo the Great
Pope Leo, popularly known by historians as St Leo the great was a
St. Martin of Tours
Martin was born of pagan parents in modern-day Hungary around the year 316. His family left that region when his father, who was a military official of the Roman Empire, was sent to Italy. Though his parents were pagans, Martin had an attraction to the Christian faith which in 313 had become legal throughout the empire.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Born two months prematurely on 15 July 1850 and dying on 22 December
St. Lawrence O’Toole
An Irish will call him Lorcan Ua Tuathali, the french will go with
St. Albert the Great
Also known as Albert Magnus or Albert of Cologne, St. Albert was born
St. Margaret of Scotland
Saint Margaret of Scotland was also known as Margaret of Wessex. She was
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Born 7 July 1207, in modern-day Slovakia, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary is
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne was born 29 August 1769, in France. Her
St. Edmund Rich
St. Edmund Rich was an eloquent preacher of the gospel, a one-time
It was an era when the world was not accustomed to doing things
Bl. Miguel Pro
Fr. Miguel Pro Suarez was born on January 13, 1891 in Guadalupe, Mexico. He was one of eleven children of a mining engineer. From an early age, Miguelito, as what his family called him, was intensely religious yet equally intense in his mischievousness. He frequently exasperated his family with his humor and practical jokes.
St. Catherine of Alexandria
St. Catherine of Alexandria had her popularity in its peak in the medieval age. Her story might be perceived as bizarre for others. Some would also think that she did not even exist. But traditions and stories about this martyr-saint became the foundations of a devoted following of this saint.
St. John Berchmans
John Berchmans Born Mar 13, 1599 - Died 13 August 1621 was born to a
St. James Intercisus
Saint James Intercisus is also known as Saint James the Mutilated. He
St. Saturninus is said to have been one of the most illustrious martyrs
St. Andrew the Apostle
There is no existing account on the early life of St. Andrew, one of the Twelve Apostles. He was the brother of Simon, who was called Peter by the Lord later on. The Synoptic Gospels Matthew, Mark and Luke tell that he and Peter were called by Jesus on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus called them from their fishing and told them that they would become fishers of men. The Gospels recount that from that time, they left their nets and boats and followed Jesus.
Saint Bibiana is also called Bibiane, Vivian, or Viviana.
St. John of Damascus
Born sometime between 675 and 676, St John of Damascus died in April
St. Maria Giuseppe Rossello
St. Maria Guiseppa Rosello was born Benedetta Rosello on 27 May 1811 in
St. Juan Diego
Prior to his conversion to the Catholic faith, little is known about the life of Juan Diego. However, tradition, archaeological and iconographical sources, with El Nican Mopohua which is the oldest and most important indigenous document about the event of Guadalupe, give us some information about the life of the saint and the apparitions of the Virgin Mary.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Blessed Virgin Mary has appeared to privileged men and women over the years. In her apparitions, the Blessed Mother always had important messages that she wished to be made known to all her beloved children. Among the numerous apparitions of Our Lady which were thoroughly investigated and solemnly approved by the Catholic Church is her apparition in Guadalupe in Mexico.
St. Agatha often referred to as St Agatha of Sicily was born in 231AD in
She is known as st. Lucia, to Italians, and called the patron saint of
St. John of the Cross
St. John of the Cross, given the name Juan de Yepes y Alvarez, was born in 1542 in Fontiveros, a small village near Avila in Old Castille, Spain. His parents were Gonzalo de Yepes and Catalina Alvarez. Their family was very poor because Gonzalo, who was from a noble family in Tolde, had been disowned and thrown out of his home for marrying Catalina who was a humble silk weaver. Catalino died when John was still young. His mother found work weaving which helped her to raise her children.
St. Ado of Vienne
Intelligent, bold, humble are some of the adjectives that best described
Valentines day is one of the most loved unofficial holidays mainly
Soldiers are bound by their duty to protect, obey and be loyal to the armys hierarchy and the country they serve. But what happens when a soldier found himself bounded by a higher duty to his conscience
Olympias, also known as Olympias the Younger, differentiates her from
Born in 330 AD in Ethiopia, Saint Moses is known by several names. The
St. Dominic of Silos
St. Dominic of Silos was born around the year 1000 in Caas, Navarre, Spain into a peasant family. As a young boy, he spent much of his time in the fields as a shepherd. This led him to love solitude, silence and prayer. Later on, he entered the monastery of the Benedictines in Navarre where he grew in holiness and stature. Years later, he was ordained to the priesthood.
Pope Saint Julius I, son of Rusticus, was born in Rome, the Western part
St. Peter Canisius
Peter Canisius is also known as Peter Kanis. He was born on 8 May 1521
St. John of Kanty
Saint John of Kanty is also known as John of Cantius. E was born on the
How far are you willing to go to achieve an aim very dear to your heart
St Stephen was a deacon who was the first martyr and was later declared
St. John the Apostle
Jesus chose the Twelve Apostles as His companions and friends in the journey. This journey was not only a literal and physical journey from places to places. It was also a journey during which they learned who Jesus was, grew their faith and were prepared for the great mission ahead. They serve as our guides to help us know the Lord Jesus to know Him, to love Him and to have faith in Him
Saint Ailern is also known as Ailern Sapientis, Ailern of Clonard, of
Detailed information about Saint Argeus is unavailable. Saint Argeus is
What is known about Saint Abbn is gleaned from the documents that were